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bre·vi·ar·y

 (brē′vē-ĕr′ē, brĕv′ē-)
n. pl. bre·vi·ar·ies Ecclesiastical
A book containing the hymns, offices, and prayers for the canonical hours.

[Middle English breviarie, from Old French breviaire, from Medieval Latin breviārium, from Latin, summary, from brevis, short; see brief.]

breviary

(ˈbriːvjərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a book of psalms, hymns, prayers, etc, to be recited daily by clerics in major orders and certain members of religious orders as part of the divine office
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) a similar book in the Orthodox Church
[C16: from Latin breviārium an abridged version, from breviāre to shorten, from brevis short]

bre•vi•ar•y

(ˈbri viˌɛr i, ˈbrɛv i-)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
a book containing the psalms, readings, and prayers to be recited in the divine office.
[1540–50; < Latin breviārium an abridgment =brevi(s) short + -ārium -ary]

breviary

Catholicism. a book containing the prayers, lessons, etc., needed by a priest for the reading of his daily office.
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a book containing the prayers, lessons, etc., needed by a priest for the reading of his daily office.
See also: Catholicism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breviary - (Roman Catholic Church) a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders
prayer book, prayerbook - a book containing prayers
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations
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требник

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[ˈbriːvɪərɪ] N (Rel) → breviario m

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nBrevier nt
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They then went on, and upon the green at the entrance of the town they came upon the curate and the bachelor Samson Carrasco busy with their breviaries.
The Sons of Thunder, however, needed their breviaries to pray the liturgy of the hours.
Perhaps to make things easier on readers who do not have access to early Spanish breviaries or antiphoners, Marin gives modern chant-book assignments (e.
Three essays delve into texts and practice at Salisbury Cathedral, with discussion of the role of Old Sarum in processions at Salisbury, and analysis of Sarum missals and breviaries.
Bezuidenhout edited the full Historia from eight manuscripts that include the entire corpus of chants for the Historia Sancti Ludgeri, the printed Antiphonale Monasteriense of 1537, (8) two manuscript breviaries, and the printed breviaries of 1518 and 1597.
The top end of the market for European Medieval illuminated books is driven by a couple of dozen private collectors and a handful of public institutions, Although the best material is now extremely rare, it is very wide in range, as it includes manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek, bibles, psalters, the ancient classics, medieval chronicles, texts ranging from science to music, missals, breviaries and the ever-popular Books of Hours.
There are also several useful appendices, some of which are factual while others address critical issues such as the interpretation of the Breviaries of Robert and David Rogers, and the historical development of the cycle plays.